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Future of Optical Coherence Tomography: Ultrahigh-Resolution Versus Standard-Resolution OCT

  • Jay S. Duker
  • Lelia Adelina Paunescu
  • James G. Fujimoto

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive technology that enables high-resolution cross-sectional imaging of tissue by measuring backscattered light.1 Optical coherence tomography imaging is analogous to ultrasound B-mode imaging but uses light instead of sound. By performing multiple longitudinal scans at different transverse locations, a two-dimensional (2D) scanned image is obtained. Noncontact, noninvasive human eye imaging using OCT proved to advance ophthalmic diagnostics by enabling direct cross-sectional retinal layer visualization and quantification.2

Keywords

Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Pigment Epithelium Macular Hole Diabetic Macular Edema Retinal Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay S. Duker
    • 1
  • Lelia Adelina Paunescu
    • 1
  • James G. Fujimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Vitreoretinal Service, New England Eye CenterTufts University School of MedicineBoston
  2. 2.Research Laboratory of Electronics and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge

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